April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

April 9, 1917 – Battle of Vimy Ridge

Many historians have pointed to the victory at Vimy Ridge during World War I as a moment of greatness for Canada, when it emerged from Britain’s shadow to attain its own measure of military achievement.

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December 25, 1914 – The Christmas Truce

December 25, 1914 – The Christmas Truce

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols.

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August 24, 1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

August 24, 1572 – Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

King Charles IX of France, under the sway of his mother, Catherine de Medici, orders the assassination of Huguenot Protestant leaders in Paris, setting off an orgy of killing that results in the massacre of tens of thousands of Huguenots all across France.

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